Tag Archive: World No Tobacco Day

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‘Well-deserved’ – health group on Ubial’s WHO award

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, congratulated Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, a known tobacco control advocate, for receiving one of World Health Organization’s (WHO) World No Tobacco Day 2017 awards.

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Message on World No Tobacco Day 2017

The first of these truths that the President tells us is that the often glossed over statements that “Smoking Kills” and “Secondhand Smoke Kills” are true; that they have been unequivocally established by scientific evidence. No amount of lobbying or claims by the tobacco industry could change these facts.

COP 7 delegates call for strengthening safeguards against tactics of tobacco industry

The country’s delegates to the seventh session of Conference of the Parties (COP) to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control pushed for stronger implementation of Article 5.3 of the agreement, which refers to protecting public health and tobacco control laws and policies against the commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. The COP took place in New Delhi, India from November 7 to 12, 2016.